Diamonds in the Rough 04.05.14

Squandering good starting pitching was the highlight for the affiliates today as Lamb, Binford, and Tenuta all pitched well in losing efforts.  Omaha would get there first win in walkoff fashion while Wilmington faced their first defeat as the affiliates went 2-3 today. HR Call: Brett Eibner (1), Cheslor Cuthbert (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: John Lamb 5.0 IP...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Orr Signs With Milwaukee Brewers; (Matt Garza, Too)

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose Fact: Pete Orr is a Phillie no more. The utility infielder signed with the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor-league deal today after spending three seasons in the Phillies' organization. The 34 year old Orr played 96 big league games during his tenure in red pinstripes, mainly spending...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Player Reviews: The Under 25 PA Club

Inciarte’s improbable run to the Phillies provided Spring Training’s most fun storyline to follow in 2013. Photo: The Phillies had seven players travel with their Major League roster and accrue 25 plate appearances or less. Like other years, we are unable to give true grades to these players, but it is certainly worth discussing their presence on the team. Ender Inciarte...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss


The Departed:Rich Dubee- pitching coach, contract not renewedMich Billmeyer- catching coach, contract not renewedMichael Martinez- piece of poop, optioned off 40-man rosterPete Orr- UTL, optioned off 40-man rosterZach Miner- RHP, optioned off 40-man rosterMauricio Robles- LHP, optioned off 40-man rosterTyler Cloyd- RHP, claimed off waivers by IndiansRaul Valdes- LHP, claimed off...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Down But Not Out: Zach Miner, Michael Martinez, And Pete Orr Outrighted Off Of Roster

Can't someone just claim Mini-Mart? Yesterday, when the Phillies saw Raul Valdes get claimed on waivers by the Houston Astros and then Tyler Cloyd get claimed on waivers by the Cleveland Indians you had to figure that they were not the only ones the Phillies were trying to pass through...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Outright 4 Players Off 40-Man

Michael Martinez, Pete Orr, Zach Miner, and Mauricio Robles were outrighted off the Phillies 40-man roster. Each, however, has cleared through waivers, meaning there is still an opportunity to stick the the organization. The 31-year old Martinez is the most notable of the group. Mini Mart as he’s come to be known, has played well in the minor leagues but has been unable to translate...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Gameday: Phillies (62-75) v. Nationals (69-67)

Philadelphia Phillies (62-73) at Washinton Nationals (69-67) Cole Hamels (6-13, 3.58 ERA) vs RHP Stephen Strasburg (6-9, 2.96 ERA) TIME: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: 80, Clear Media: Twitter and Facebook The red-hot Washington Nationals, winners of nine of 12, including a come-from-behind win against the Mets last night, square off against the Fightin’...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Biggest Reason Why Ruben Amaro Absolutely, Positively, Has To Be Fired

Ruben With All Of His Good Acquisitions The following players suited up for the Phillies earlier today. C Eric Kratz 3B Pete Orr SS John McDonald CF Roger Bernadina 3B Kevin Frandsen CF John Mayberry Result: 11-3 loss to those very intimidating New York Mets. Now, the Phillies have absolutely nothing left to play for this year. Winning and losing games does not matter, and...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies OF/P Casper Wells Hits The Disabled List

Just two days after going 0-7 and giving up 12 runs in 2/3 of an inning, Casper Wells is hitting the disabled list, reports the Phillies. #Phillies OF Casper Wells placed on 15-day DL w/ vision complications. INF/OF Pete Orr contract selected from @IronPigs. — Phillies (@Phillies) August 26, 2013...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Rundown: Gillies, Orr, Tolbert & More

It’s another weekly rundown of the Phillies’ minor leagues with loads of details on some recent noteworthy performers… Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs- Tyson Gillies, image- Jay Floyd Outfielder Tyson Gillies is batting .306 with four doubles, a homer and three steals in 10 August games.  Overall with the IronPigs this season, the 24-year-old Canadian is batting .217 with...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Minors Notes: Franco, Susdorf, Green and Others Heat Up

From all throughout the Phillies’ developmental ranks, here’s our weekly rundown of top performers and those players that haven’t done much as of late. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs- Who’s hot… Steve Susdorf with Reading in 2011 Outfielder Steve Susdorf has been on a tear lately, going 10-for-24 (.417 avg) with a double, a home run and four RBI in his last seven games...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Spring Training Game Day: Phillies v. Red Sox

Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies Time: 7:05 pm JetBlue Park – Lee County, FL Weather: 61, Clear TV: NESN Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter Cole Hamels takes the hill against John Lackey and the Red Sox tonight under the lights. Pete Orr gets a rare start in the outfield and a couple of the minor leaguers (Matt Tolbert, Derek Mitchell, and Steve Susdorf) will travel with...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Update

Quintero remains the non-roster invitee with the best chance to make the Phillies out of Spring Training. Photo AP We’re a little bit over halfway through Major League Spring Training, and not including the depth guys that were added to the roster late for depth, the Phillies have eight non-roster invitees still in camp. Let’s reassess their chances. Still the Clubhouse Favorite...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Orr Homers Late to Power Phils to 2-1 Win

Pete Orr’s eighth inning homer off of former Phil Mike Zagurski was the difference in a 2-1 win over the Pirates. The Good Three players’ performances stood out for me today: Orr, Ender Inciarte, and Aaron Cook. A day after playing center field for the first time in Major League or Major League exhibition game, Orr hit the deciding homer in the eighth. Cook allowed two base runners...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Orr's homer leads Phillies over Pirates

If one of the Philadelphia Phillies' starters goes down, Aaron Cook and Rodrigo Lopez are ready to fill in. Cook and Lopez combined for five scoreless innings, Pete Orr hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Thursday. ''I'll take the ball whenever they give it to me,'' Cook said after allowing one...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies 2, Pirates 1

Pete Orr hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Orr, a veteran utilityman, connected off former Phillies left-hander Mike Zagurski, hitting a long drive to right. Phillies starter Aaron Cook tossed three one-hit innings. Cook, who has made one relief appearance since 2003, is trying...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

What To Do With Betancourt

In our non-roster infield invitee preview, I wrote the following of Yuniesky Betancourt: Yikes. Chances of Making Phils out of Spring Training: If there is a higher power and they have mercy, please let this be none. Chances of Seeing Time with Phils in 2013: See above. I didn’t write that because I had about 20 players to write about and I was tired as sometimes is the case with...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday 2013: Phillies v. Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm Florida Auto Exchange Stadium– Dunedin, FL Weather: 57, 50% Chance of Showers TV: MLB Network (Delay) Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter Cliff Lee will take the hill in some ugly weather against a suddenly very deep and dangerous Toronto Blue Jays club. Starting today, the Phils will be without Jimmy Rollins, Tyson Gillies...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies' 2012 season was a major disappointment. The team failed to win the NL East for the first time since 2006 and managed just a .500 record. Long absences from stars Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, bad luck for Cliff Lee, shoulder problems for Roy Halladay and shoddy bullpen work in the first half put the Phillies in a deep hole. The team started to play better in the...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves and Former Braves in the 2013 World Baseball Classic

The Braves have been quick to let us know which current Braves are playing for Team USA (Go Kimmie and Meds!) and about how Andrelton is playing on Team Great Smiles (...I mean, Netherlands). But what about everyone else (Marteen)? And what about former Braves or minor-league Braves? We care about those guys too! Here's a breakdown. One asterisk indicates a minor-leaguer, two...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins to Play For Team USA in the World Baseball Classic

After a successful appearance in 2009, Jimmy Rollins will head back to the World Baseball Classic to represent Team USA. So far, Rollins joins Canadian players Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies, and Pete Orr as Phillies in the World Baseball classic. Former Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino will also play for Team...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: Nerds Stats for Canadia’s Provisional WBC Team

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Nerds Stats for Canadia’s Provisional WBC Team 2. For Reference Sake: Maps of Canada 3. Video: Team Canada’s Best Reliever, Sort Of Nerds Stats for Canadia’s Provisional WBC Team It has come to the attention of the author that a certain number of this site’s readers are from Canada....
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez and Others are Gone

Pete Orr was removed from the 40-man roster.  In parts of two seasons in Philly, Orr played 2nd and 3rd base, batting .253/.616 over 81 games.  Signing him to a minor league deal for a third straight season would be wise because he provides depth at Triple-A and is passable in short spurts in the Majors.  Plus, he's Canadian, so that's cool.Minor league veteran catcher...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Begin to Make Roster Moves: Tyson Brummett, Steven Lerud, Pete Orr are Moving Parts

Tyson Brummett, we hardly knew thee.  Today the Phillies began clearing space on their 40-man roster, attempting to outright  RHP Tyson Brummett, IF Pete Orr, and C Steven Lerud to AAA Lehigh Valley.  Brummet did not make it through waivers and was claimed in the exchange by the Toronto Blue Jays, reports's Todd Zolecki. The Phillies will need to clear roster space...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Weekend Roundup

*Ryan Howard will finish the 2012 season the same way he started it, injured.  The big oaf dropped the weighted bat he uses in the on-deck circle on his toe and broke it.  *Jimmy Rollins surpassed the 100 runs scored mark for the 6th time in his career.  *Pete Orr is batting .321, Kevin Frandsen .330, and Michael Martinez .173.  Why, oh why, does Charlie Manuel insist on playing...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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